No one can deny that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a showman. Twice a year, the image-conscious leader takes to the Russian airwaves to field questions from journalists and the public. The slickly-produced events allow Putin to polish his image, share a few humourous anecdotes, and gain insight into the troubles of ordinary Russians.
On Thursday, Putin answered 55 questions from across 11 time zones, including about the war in Ukraine and the national milk market, during an annual televised call-in show. Many Russians blame the country’s bureaucrats rather than Putin and look to him to solve issues relating to the …read more
Source: Foreign Policy